Weekend Spotlight: Well, at least Saturday and Sunday are looking good

Thu, 02/24/2022 - 12:00pm

Better hunker down Friday night because it looks like we’re going to get hit with a dumpload of snow (fourth weekend in a row) but the rest of the weekend looks clear and that’s great news for the multiple winterfests happening around the state.

Belfast Ice Festival

Friday, February 25 through Sunday, February 27—Belfast

Sorry Heat Meiser, this weekend is for the cool kids. Given the weather situation, I’m just going to launch into Saturday and Sunday’s events, which include ice sculptures, ice carving demos, horse and carriage rides, a free screening of Ice Age at The Colonial Theatre, ice skating at Waterfall Arts (bring your own skates), sledding at the Belfast Commons, an evening Magical Luminary Trail walk on Saturday night, and specialty ice bars all over town. Click for more information and the daily schedule.

Killer Road Trip: Bath’s Winterfest

Friday, February 25 through Sunday, February 27—Bath


Again, just focusing on Saturday and Sunday, Bath is going all out all day and all night with a free family ice rink, winter disc golf, Shetland Yard farm ponies, kids’ winter gauntlet, a downtown Scavenger Hunt, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Education Station, fire sculpture, a drinking chocolate station, comedy nights, beer gardens, snow sculpture contest, Maine’s first ship cannon blast and bean supper with a maritime cocktail contest, Sunday brunch day, and more. Check the website for the daily schedule.

Strand on The Air

Sunday, February 27—On Radio


This is for all of the introverts who never wanted to leave their houses during the pandemic anyway—The Strand Theatre is putting on its radio Variety Show “CabinFever Edition” on Sunday at 5 p.m. 

House Manager Liz McLeod, announcer Dan Bookham, musical director Brittany Parker, and the Strand Family Players will put on a radio show for an  hour, joined by special musical guests GoldenOak.

Here’s a preview: “...Journalists of All Things Rescinded will take a look at the burgeoning new pandemic-inspired musical genre of “grumblecore,” featuring the radio debut of the hard-driving alternative band “Karen’s Spleen,” along with a nostalgic look at Town Meeting season as it used to be, and a preview of our coming travails with mud season.

Professor Dan Bookham will offer a poetic rumination on the unpredictability of late-winter weather, and down in Abysmal Point, Mrs. Grunden, Lilita, and the gang will gather round the kitchen table to drive off the winter blues with a hard-fought no-quarter-asked-and-none-given game of full-contact Monopoly.” FMI: https://www.wrfr.org

Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com